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Flow with Us: Yoga for Climbers

Flow with Us: Yoga for Climbers

Yoga and climbing go hand in hand. Did you also know that our yoga instructors teach different types of classes each day virtually via MindBody and Zoom? We even have a couple of classes taught in-person and outdoors! Check out our variety of classes suitable for all levels of yogis and climbers. We’re here to help you find the right classes to explore.

Benefits of yoga for climbers:

Teaches Mindfulness - Yoga calms the mind by bringing attention to the breath. The deliberate breathing taught in yoga can help calm climbers and strengthen their headspace while climbing.

Brings Body Awareness - Being spatially aware of how the body is positioned can help climbers better understand how to use their bodies while on the wall.

Strengthens Core - Yoga teaches stability through the centerline of your body, building strength through the entire torso which helps while keeping tension through climbing movements.

Increases Flexibility - Yoga provides deep stretches throughout the entire body. This increases flexibility with enough practice and consistency which may help when reaching for difficult holds, stemming, and higher steps.

Prevents Injury - A strong core and good flexibility aids in preventing injuries. Practicing yoga develops muscular balance by working the “push” muscles, not often used in climbing.

Types of Yoga (& Fitness) Offered at Sender One:

Vinyasa Flow

An evolving form of traditional Hatha yoga that focuses on integrating breath and movement, awareness and alignment, strength, and flexibility. Through flowing sequences, students will enjoy a dynamic and energetic atmosphere.
Classes offered every day with options for all levels.

Yin Yang

A passive form of yoga that focuses on the connective tissues of the body, Yin Yoga aims to increase circulation in joints and improve overall flexibility. Poses are typically held for about 3-5 minutes and can be achieved while standing, sitting, or lying on the floor. This type of yoga can be a perfect complement to an active life, creating softness in the body and stillness in the mind. For our integrated practices, our classes combine a strong heating flow (Yang) along with the quiet cooling aspect (Yin).
Classes offered Mondays and Fridays with options for all levels.

Intro to Handstands

It’s never too late to begin your handstand journey! Designed for beginners, this class helps build strength and technique to achieve a handstand from the comfort of your home.
Class offered Wednesdays, great for beginners.

Power Vinyasa

This all-levels vinyasa class focuses on alignment by guiding you through sequences moving into peak poses while connecting your breath. You will build on your heat, moving through sun salutation and standing poses, linking breath to movement while gaining strength and endurance.
Class offered Thursdays, great for all levels.

Rise and Shine (HIIT)

Taught in-person and outside of Sender One SNA, this morning workout will power you up for your day. Go through a variety of high-intensity interval training with cardio, strength building, core, and more.
Class offered Fridays, great for all levels.

Mat Pilates

Learn to activate your deep core muscles through specific exercises performed in a controlled, precise manner using your own body weight as the primary source of resistance. Pilates improves muscle tone, spinal support, body balance, low back health, sports performance, and body-mind awareness.
Classes offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays with options for all levels.

Find the Perfect Class(es) for You!

New to yoga or getting back into it -
All Levels Vinyasa Flow with Kristine, Mondays @ 7 pm, Tuesdays @ 9 am
All Levels Vinyasa Flow with Margie, Saturdays @ 10:15 am
Hatha Flow with Molly, Saturdays @ 9 am (in-person, outdoors at Sender One SNA)
Vinyasa Flow 1/2 with Alisha, Mondays @ 9 am, Thursdays @ 12 pm
Vinyasa Flow 1/2 with Jessica, Wednesdays @ 7 pm
Vinyasa Flow 1/2 with Brianna, Fridays @ 9:30 am
Vinyasa Flow 1/2 with Lenie, Sundays @ 10:15 am
Lunch Flow with Rebecca, Wednesdays @ 12 pm

Relax and slow your flow -
Yin Yang with Greta, Mondays @ 10:30 am
Yin Yang Level 2 with Rebecca, Fridays @ 12 pm

Build heat and get a workout -
Power Vinyasa with Lenie, Thursdays @ 7 pm
Vinyasa Flow 2/3 with Rohaya, Tuesdays @ 6 pm, Fridays @ 5:30 pm
Mat Pilates with Haylee, Mondays @ 5:30 pm, Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm, Sundays @ 9 am
Intro to Handstands with Crystal, Wednesdays @ 8 pm
Deep Yoga 2 with Rebecca, Thursdays @ 6 pm

Connect in-person and outdoors at Sender One SNA -
Rise and Shine HIIT with Nina, Fridays @ 7 am
Hatha Flow with Molly, Saturdays @ 9 am

All virtual and in-person classes are included with an active Sender One membership. Affordable drop-in rates are available for non-members and frozen members!

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

This is not your typical blog post about climbing. Last month was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but we think it’s important to be aware of any time. We have compiled some information on the topic and provided ways you can support the fight against breast cancer. Being climbers, we typically live active, healthy lifestyles but we’re also not strangers to mitigating risk. The following provides a little insight into how to take possible preventative measures.

Why is October Breast Cancer Awareness Month? 
First lady, Betty Ford, was diagnosed with breast cancer while her husband Gerald Ford was acting President of the United States. She openly spoke at interviews about her diagnosis and even allowed cameras in her hospital room. She helped pave a break in the long stigma that surrounded the taboo topic and sparked a dramatic increase in breast exams. When The American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries teamed up to create Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985, Mrs. Ford helped to kick off the week-long event.

How many people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year?
Breast cancer is the second leading type of cancer among women in the United States. About 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. This year alone it is estimated that there will be 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women and 2,620 new cases of invasive breast cancer in men. 

Wow, that seems like a lot. How does my health impact breast cancer?
Studies show that exercising as an adult can lower the risk of breast cancer by 10-20 percent. Some studies have even shown that exercise can improve survival rates for those battling breast cancer. So how often should you be getting in the climbing gym or be active? The American Cancer Society recommends 2.5 hours each week.

When should breast exams begin?
Communicating and discussing concerns and options related to breast cancer screenings with your physician is recommended, especially beginning around the age of 40. The American Cancer Society recommends women between the ages of 45 to 54 get yearly mammograms. It’s also good to look into your family history to see if doctors recommend beginning checks sooner. Screenings aren’t recommended for men unless they have the inherited BRCA gene. 

What is a mammogram? 
A mammogram creates x-ray images from the top and side of the breasts. Results may be provided the same day or up to two weeks following the exam. About 12-13 percent of women experience abnormal findings on their exam but most abnormal findings are not due to breast cancer. Additional tests are used to create more clarity. 

How can I support the fight against breast cancer? 
There is a myriad of ways to show your support in the battle against breast cancer. 

Information and data for this blog post were sourced from The American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, and the Brevard Health Alliance. 

Kids Climbing Offerings (Fall & Winter)

Kids Climbing Offerings (Fall & Winter)

Looking for something fun and engaging for your kids this season? Sender One has some great in-person options for kids ages 7 and up! We’ve put together youth offerings that are not only confidence-building and fun, but mindful of the health and wellbeing of each participant.

Check out our list below!


Fall & Winter Rock Climbing Camp
Location(s): Sender One SNA & LAX
Duration: 3-day camp
Best For: Ages 7+ looking to be active and have fun through games, climbing, zip-lining, and more!
Prerequisites: None


Sender City Family Camp
Location(s): Sender One LAX
Duration: 2-hour, Single Day Camp
Best For: Learning pods, established cohorts, and close families and friends to enjoy a day of climbing together.
Prerequisites: None


Climb Onward with Online Learning (COOL) Camp
Location(s): Sender One LAX
Duration: 2 weeks with 2, 3, or 5-day camp options
Best For: Working families with children in the 2nd-6th grade who are looking for an in-person space that provides distance learning support and staying active through climbing
Prerequisites: None